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William Ricketts Pitchi or coolamon bowl. Item 4158.This William Ricketts shallow bowl is called a “Pitchi” bowl and is based on the Aboriginal coolamon, which was used to carry items or used as a cradle. At the higher end, the head of an elder with a long flowing beard rests on the handle represented as a tree branch. Emanating from his beard are a number of gum leaves which reach almost to the other end of the bowl. At the other end, facing the elder, is a portrait of a young child, emerging from the body of the bowl. It is signed “Wm Ricketts Potters Sanctuary Mt Dandenong”. The length is 365mm, the width 160mm and it stands 75mm high to top of the branch handle. It is in very good condition with no cracks or chips, but there are some very small firing cracks around where the child’s head has been applied to the body of the bowl. It dates from around 1940.
|Dimensions||44 x 32 x 24 cm|